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    LCPS Bullying Prevention and Education Policy: HERE

    Bullying Prevention Coordinators for Algonkian:

    Administrators  Brian Blubaugh, Karen Shields
    and our School Counselor Theresa Ryan
     


    Loudoun County Public Schools implements a county-wide bullying prevention program to teach students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to handle bullying.  
     
     Ms. Ryan, our school counselor, implements this program in grades K-5 through whole class counseling lessons, group, and individual counseling  
     
     
    Stop, Walk, Talk 
     
    Every LCPS student is taught how to respond to bullying behavior using a three step program called Stop, Walk, Talk. School counselors incorporate bullying awareness activities into classroom counseling lessons and activities throughout the school year. 

    1. STOP- Students are taught that if they experience or observe bullying behavior, they should tell the perpetrator to "stop."
     
    2. WALK- Sometimes, even when students tell others to "stop," the problem behavior continues.  When this happens, students are to taught to "walk" away from the problem behavior.
     
    3. TALK- Even when students say "stop" and they "walk" away from the problem, sometimes the problem behavior still continues.  When that happens, students are taught to "talk" to a trusted adult about what is happening
     
    *PARENTS: If you feel your child is dealing with bullying behaviors, please call Algonkian at 571-434-3240 and ask to speak to an administrator. 
     
    Additional Resources for Parents:

    Bullying Information for Parents & Educators
    http://www.learningfirst.org/bullying

    Bullying Help 4 Students & Parents
    http://www.stopbullying.gov/

    What to look for if you think a child may have been bullied..
    https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/7900/SBN_Tip_7.pdf

    Internet Safety
    Parent website with lots of information on how to keep your child safe online :)
    http://www.connectsafely.org/

    Cyberbullying - Tips for Parents
    http://www.safekids.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying/